We are pleased to be offering regular hunting reports throughout the hunting season. For those that aren’t aware we are located on the border of Management Units 3-18 and 3-19.
Deer hunting for Bow Only and Juniors opened Sept.1 with very mild pressure in this area. I directed a bowhunter staying here Labour Day Weekend to a cutblock that has a good population of mule deer and upon arrival he stepped onto the slash and crept up to the draw that attracts the deer there and spotted six bucks feeding all at about 70 yds.(too far for the bow). There was also a medium sized bull moose hightailing it for the timber.
Sept.10 marked the opening of rifle season for 4 pt. muleys and any whitetail buck. The weather was not cooperating as it was quite hot but I managed to get out there the first two mornings and if you’re at your spot by dawn you can see the deer moving for the first hour of daylight. I did spot a small buck heading to the timber around 8:00 but did not pursue him. Went back in the evening and saw only a couple of feeding does in the last half hour of light. The next evening went to check out some new country in 3-19B and saw four moose one of which was a 3 year old bull. Also saw a 4pt muley buck who stopped long enough
on the road to show us what we would not be shooting.
It appears this will be an average year for grouse. I have seen lots on my scouting trips but not an overabundance.
Don’t know why but they always seem to do the heart attack flush when you’re stalking a nice buck!
All in all it looks to be another good season for deer and moose numbers. With a combination of mild winters and favourable summer conditions the bucks are potbellied and highhorned just awaiting…..
Thanks and good luck out there.